>Yeah - that's a great example of a lens that doesn't cut it >on a D3X, at least wide open (it hopefully would fare better >at F/8 or so). It would also be interesting to do the same >lens test on a D700 versus the D3X. They might look more >similar in that case since the 85/1.4 shot will blur up a bit >from the lower resolution. On a D800 this test might make them >look even further apart in quality. > I just ran the same test with the D700. You're right. The 43-86mm improved a lot versus the D3X shot but not up to the 85mm prime. The 85mm lost just a little resolution on the D700. That's a very interesting test using the two cameras. Now I expect the 43-86mm will not look very good on the D800.